BRIEF – 15 December 2009 – Monsanto has beaten Shell and the American Petroleum Institute to win The 2009 Angry Mermaid award for worst corporate climate lobbyist.

The biotech giant pulled in 38 per cent of the vote, putting it clearly ahead of a field of eight pushing for its Roundup Ready genetically modified crops as a solution to global warming and suggesting via The Round Table on Responsible Soy that their purchase be funded under the Kyoto Clean Development Mechanism.

The voting was conducted by an alliance climate non-government organisations including Friends of the Earth and Spinwatch at www.angrymermaid.org along with imput from the attendents of Klimaforum, with the prize awarded by authour-activist Naomi Klein.